The Real Housewives of New York S10 Reunion Part 3 “Bethenny, Bethenny, Bethenny, lets not talk about Bethenny!


Its a wrap

We began last night where the show ended last week with Carole telling bossman Andy ” He was full of Shit” for saying that Carole and Bethenny trashed each other the entire season.

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Nearly half of the episode was the Bethenny and Carole feud, it was endless and ruined the reunion, at this point I’m on team “can’t give two shits”.   If you need details of their bickering, stop here and read another review. I can’t!

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Sonja Tremont Morgan

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For most of this season I thought there was something different about Sonja.  We love her ditzy gentleness.  But there was something different.  While she didn’t seem to get much screen time but she seemed insightful and sometime brilliant in her confessionals.

Yes, I said it!   Sonja Tremont Morgan.  Last night we learned that she has (I’m not fully clear about this) had some spiritual cleansing? (again, I’m not sure).  She has cut back on the drinking and she seems clearer, more so than ever before.

The spiraling Sonja has found her footing.  She has rented her townhouse, moved into a small apartment and for the first time she seems to have direction.   Bravo, didn’t let us see her move out of her townhouse, we weren’t privy to her personal successes, shame.

Bethenny said she regretted calling Dorinda a drunk, which moved Dorinda to tears.  Carole said that she regretted failing in her attempt to remain cordial with Bethenny. She didn’t regret calling Andy “full of shit’.  Ramona and Sonja made up, a bit.

Let’s Not Talk About Bethenny

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The real housewives of New York survived the dreaded season 10 Housewives curse.   At its worst, New York is the platinum franchise.  The disintegration of the friendship between Bethenny and Carole was sad and dominated the season but destroyed the reunion.  The resentment towards Bethenny by half of her cast mates was clear and with merit. No one can take away her heroic efforts in Puerto Rico.

At beginning of the reunion, some of her cast mates accused Bethenny of “only doing things for the cameras”.   Carole has written about it on social media.  On the reunion,we see montage of Ramona attacking Bethenny ,what we don’t see are images of Bethenny attacking Ramona.  In fact ,we rarely see images of Bethenny attacking cast members,no one has a deadlier sword than Bethenny.  What we see is a regretful apologetic Bethenny, who has sliced and diced nearly every cast member since her return.   I am a huge fan of Bethenny Frankle, I love her intelligence and humor.  The producers of #RHONY seem to project a positive image of Bethenny, perhaps to protect her brand.  I believe the producers have created a wedge between Bethenny and her castmates which in the long term could ultimately damage the show.

It’s Lu Baby!

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This season, I believe Luann had the most compelling story line from beginning to end. We saw her at lowest and we saw her comeback.   I thought the conflict between Dorinda and Luann was far more layered than Bethenny and Carole.   Her absence was notable.  Luann’s story has captured our hearts..   Make some room, its Lu baby!

I will miss Carole, she was a formidable presence.  We didn’t see enough of Ramona this season, the same was true for Dorinda.  I’m on the fence with Tinsley, she doesn’t have a storyline and she doesn’t hurt the show.  I suspect there is something there, its deep, dark and bubbling  Drip, Drip, EXPLOSION!!!

 

See Ya next season….thanks for following.

CityFella

recommendation:  Catch this season of “Married to Medicine” and  Binge watch Last Season of Married to Medicine.  

 

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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